The Boys Of Summer

by Don Henley

Duration:
4:48
Released:
Oct 29, 1984
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Lyrics for The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley:

Verse 1
Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm driving by your house
Though I know you're not home

Chorus 1
But I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your
Sunglasses on, baby
I can tell you, my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Verse 2
I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream?
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm going to show you what I'm made of

Chorus 2
I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
I see you walking real slow and
Smiling at everyone
I can tell you, my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Instrumental Break

Verse 3
Out on the road today
I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice inside my head said
“Don't look back, you can never look back”
I thought I knew what love was, what did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but...

Chorus 3
I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got your top pulled down and the
Radio on, baby
I can tell you, my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Chorus 4
I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got your hair slicked back and those
Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you, my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

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Song Facts

“The Boys of Summer” is track #1 on Don Henley’s 1984 LP Building the Perfect Beast.

It was a huge hit earning numerous awards including the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and the MTV Video of the Year.

The song explores the concepts of aging and questioning the past. The subject in the song reminisces about past summer love and things that he has lost as time wears on.

The official video shows the progression of the main character at three distinct phases of his life: young boy, teenager and middle-aged. Each instance shows us how he is considering his past relationships, most likely regrettably.

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